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M103 bomb nose fuze WWII


mmerc20
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Is this ordnance related? It was another dug item from the training base. There are no markings on it at all. The little blades spin freely and it has a brass center pivot.

 

Mike

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Bob Hudson

There were air driven turbines used in the fuze systems of some bombs, but I don't know if this is one.

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It's the wind vane and forward section of an M103 bomb nose fuze. It was the most commonly used nose fuze for the 100lb to 1000lb general purpose bombs.

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Wow. Thanks! I had a feeling that it might be for a bomb, but the confusing part is the Camp was only used for ground training as far as I know. However, as large as it was during the war, I am sure it's not unheard of for a bomb crew to do a practice run over and drop a few. I haven't heard of any actual bombs found there...yet, but if this fuze was there, it's possible there are more to be found.

 

I really appreciate the help. I will be posting more finds soon in a new thread.

 

Mike

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